Expression Interrupted

Journalists and academics bear the brunt of the massive crackdown on freedom of expression in Turkey. Scores of them are currently subject to criminal investigations or behind bars. This website is dedicated to tracking the legal process against them.



Journalists in State of Emergency - 122

Çetin Kurşun, a reporter for the shuttered newspaper Azadiya Welat, jailed pending trial, bringing number of imprison...

Ali Akkuş released as his co-defendants await Supreme Court ruling

The 16th Criminal Chamber of the Supreme Court of Appeals overturns Akkuş’s conviction and orders the journalist’s...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey – 234

Court rules for Osman Kavala’s release on “coup” charge; journalist Alptekin Dursunoğlu sentenced at first heari...

Supreme Court upholds convictions of 17 journalists

Supreme Court’s judgment, originally rendered in March, became official on 8 Jun...

Retrial of 8 journalists whose convictions were overturned gets underway

Trial court decides to comply with the Supreme Court of Appeals judgment concerning eight defendants in the case public...

Retrial of Atilla Taş and 7 journalists adjourned until October

Court to consider the request to separate the file against Taş after reviewing the European Court of Human Rights judg...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 288

Four journalists jailed in Van released at first hearing; columnist Nagehan Alçı fined for “insulting” judge; act...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 317

Court rules Çetin Kurşun should be charged with “membership in terrorist organization”; prosecutor demands senten...

Judicial control measures lifted for 7 journalists in retrial of "FETÖ media case"

Judicial control measures for Taş remain in place since Justice Ministry has yet to respond to request for Taş to be ...

Gökçe Fırat Çulhaoğlu

Chief columnist for Türk Solu magazin...

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